Country manager for Amazon Australia revealed

03 Août, 2017, 06:11 | Author: Claudine Rigal
  • Amazon's Jeff Bezos

USA retail giant Amazon.com unveiled the location of its first warehouse in Australia on Thursday, picking an industrial area outside Melbourne in a major step towards launching operations in the world's 12th-largest economy.

Amazon today announced that it will create hundreds of new jobs with the opening of its first Australian fulfilment centre in Dandenong South. Amazon will begin recruiting immediately for a range of roles, including operations managers, pickers, packers, systems technicians and HR specialists.

"We are thrilled to be creating hundreds of new roles in Dandenong South", Bruce said.

Amazon confirmed in a statement this morning the fulfillment centre will be in the Pellicano M2 Industry Park - promising easy access to the South Gippsland Highway, Monash Highway and Eastlink.

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"This is just the start".

Bruce added that the warehouse, about 42 kms (26 miles) from Melbourne, would stock "hundreds of thousands of products which will be available for delivery to customers across Australia".

No indication was given as to when Amazon will launch operation locally, but recent reports have indicated it may begin operating only in Sydney and Melbourne at first before expanding nationally in 2018.

"We will be focusing on offering our Australian customers low prices on a great selection of products and can't wait to get started".

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